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Cameron calls on EU to double Ebola funding

David Cameron has called for EU leaders to double their funding in the fight against Ebola to £800 million.

It comes after one of the doctors who discovered the virus, Professor Peter Piot, said the rest of Europe was not doing enough to tackle the epidemic.

Downing Street said the current total contribution from the EU was just £400 million.

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Fifth African country announces possible Ebola patient

A fifth West African country has announced it is treating a patient suspected of carrying the Ebola.

Benin's health minister told state television that a hospital in the country is treating a a Nigerian man who is thought to be carrying the disease.

The case is unconfirmed but Dorothy Gazard's announcement triggered widespread fears in the capital Cotonou with many people saying they would stock up on food and stop eating at popular roadside food stalls to avoid possible infection.

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